LCHF Resources

The low carbohydrate high fat diet (LCHF) is described, somewhat humorously, in this video by Andreas Eenfeldt M.D. A more scientific approach is taken by Phinney and Volek in their book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and a Tedx talk by Sarah Hallberg. There certainly is no lack of recipes on the internet. A few recipes for side dishes are included in this section. The crème de la crème, so to speak.


The following flavorings may be purchased at Amazon:

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
Frontier Banana Flavor
Simply Organic Orange Flavor
Some accessories:
Small Plastic Funnel
Medicine Dropper
Boston Round Bottle

Try eBay if you want to order fewer bottles.

Swerve and Stevia

Swerve and Stevia are natural sweeteners that have zero carbs. Swerve comes in Confectioners and Granular form. The manufacturer for Swerve indicates that 1 tsp of Granular Swerve corresponds to 1 tsp of granular sugar. Since Confectioners it is less dense it takes 1 1/2 tsps of Confectioners Swerve to substitute for 1 tsp of granular sugar. For recipes on this site that specify a sugar equivalent be sure to add 50% if you are using Confectioners Swerve (recommended).

The manufacturer for Stevia indicates that 1 tsp of Stevia is equivalent to 1 cup of sugar. Some people experience a strong bitter aftertaste with Stevia but have no problem with Swerve. Here are links to Swerve, Stevia, and some mini spoons so you can precisely measure small amounts of Stevia:

Swerve Confectioners
WHC Stevia
Mini Measuring Spoons
When using mini spoons be sure to level the Stevia with a straight edge, such as a knife, for precision. Note that one of the spoons in this set is not accurate. The Dash should be 1/8 tsp but has been found to be 1/11 tsp. The following table that illustrates the equivalence between Stevia and Sugar.
Drop1/64 tsp3/4 tsp
Smidgen1/32 tsp1 1/2 tsps
Pinch1/16 tsp1 tbsp
Dash1/11 tsp1 1/2 tbsps
2 Pinches1/8 tsp2 tbsps
Tad1/4 tsp 1/4 cup
1/2 tsp1/2 tsp1/2 cup
1 tsp1 tsp1 cup